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Great Basin Inn

2.0 of 5 701 E. Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Helena, Montana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were driving to Montana after exploring Arizona and literally cruised into Ely on fumes. We were tired and looking forward to sleeping comfortably after having been camping and hiking. I did not want to relive the most awful experience at a Howard Johnson Hotel in Tuscon over a week earlier, so I was a bit uncomfortable... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were passing through late and having trouble finding a place to stay. This little motel did not look very inviting, but we were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of the hostess. The lady that runs it was very nice and helpful, giving us the lowdown on the train museum and on Lehman Caves. The sign boasts of "clean rooms"... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I ended up in Ely unexpectedly and without any motel reservation. We checked every motel in town, and the Great Basin Inn was the only one with any rooms available. I was a bit leery because there were several men in the parking lot who seemed to be having too good of a time. We ended up... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Small motel that could use some renovation/maintenance. The room would have been more comfortable with one bed instead of two queen size - then there would have been room to walk easily, room to move the chair to view the TV, and open the closet. The bathroom was pretty cool - looked like original tile although, unfortunately, some were covered... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

This is a very basic, old, and plain motel, which could use some maintenance here and there. The bed was pretty decent, we had a good rest. The front desk staff were friendly. This was not our first choice in Ely, but it was a busy weekend and lots of places were full. Turned out alright.

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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stayed on Monday, September 9, 2013 and paid less than $50. When I opened the door the smell of urine was extremely strong. It dissipated after running the air while I went out to eat. Bathroom looked to be remodeled but the bedroom was outdated, worn, and the TV was a boat anchor. Channels were limited and I could not... More 

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Jerome, Idaho
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Beds were comfortable. The room was a little small and the air conditioner cycled on and off, but we just needed a place to stay for one night and it fit the bill. A mom-and-pop place that had the necessities, although advertised wifi was not available. A male family member (Asian, impossible to tell age, but female manager called him... More 

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Salt Lake City
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We decided to stay over in Ely for one night. Checked into this hotel - looked like typical Mom & Pop business. Checked in the room after fighting to get key to open door. It looked clean at a first glance. I asked for extra pillows and the owner 'gave' me her own pillows. I put it on the bed... More 

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Dewey, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Cheap, quiet, and clean with comfortable bed. The property itself is pretty run down and in dire need of some TLC. Passable for a one night stand but not as an end destination. Plenty of motels/hotels in the area to choose from but didn't price other properties.

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Boise, Idaho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

It's not the prettiest motel on the main drag through Ely but it is clean and quiet and it had a very comfortable bed. I did not get the low price mentioned in other people's reviews here even though I stayed one night in mid week.

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Address: 701 E. Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301
Location: United States > Nevada > Ely
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Great Basin Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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